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“If you really need to buy a book in Kigali then this the place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Librarie Ikirezi

Librarie Ikirezi
Kigali, Rwanda
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Kigali
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Kigali, Rwanda
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42 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“If you really need to buy a book in Kigali then this the place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

It has a decent selection of books. Lots on Africa, but unfortunately a lot more expensive than in Europe or North America. Even the books on Rwanda are more expensive. If possible order a ton of books online before you come.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not only books”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Always new books, recent edition of magazines and nice cards available. The manager is ready to help and to order what you need, even if it's a bit complicated. Road maps from Rwanda and the greater region available.

Visited April 2013
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boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“good selection of books”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

has books in french and english...extensive shelves on Rwanda history. Has a kids corner with some good british toddlers books. Buy postcards here (600 RWF) but no stamps, you have to go up to the post office in town to mail them. They have a large selection of tin sculptures but beware of the prices...the stickers are their inventory numbers and not prices...most in the 50,000 RWF range.

Visited March 2013
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Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda
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4 attraction reviews
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“great little shop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Ikirezi bookstore offers book in English , French, Kinyrwanda and dutch . You can also find travel books, postcards, few DVD ( not a big choice) some craft supplies as well as art.
Ikirezi supports local artists and you can purchase great Imigongo art, unique in Rwanda and object made of tin. The bookstore is in a building where there is a nice coffee shop; magda cafe and located walking distance from Umubano hotel.

Visited February 2013
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“Spacious Calm bookshop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This bookshop is spacious calm and you can practically read a whole book without attendants tsk tsk over your ear.. (well not advised to do so but there are those books.... :) ).. but the win is the stationery available, good quality obviously expensive but its a good change

Visited February 2013
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